The new service, developed by Citroen Business France in partnership with Carbox, will provide companies and local authorities with Citroen C-ZERO on a carsharing basis, as a convenient constraint-free way of introducing electric cars into their fleets.
True to its long-standing reputation for creativity and innovation, Citroen strives constantly to develop new services offering all customers, private and business, the transport solutions best matched to their needs. Citroen Business France is now extending its range with the first 100% electric BtoB carsharing service, Citroen Business Connected.
Citroen Business Connected offers companies and local authorities a convenient constraint-free way of opening up their fleets to include electric vehicles like Citroen C-ZERO, on a carsharing basis. The new service, developed by Citroen Business France with Carbox, French number-one in carsharing, covers two main items:
– Services and tools specific to carsharing, i.e. outsourced management including insurance, servicing and cleaning, plus the booking interface and badge-operated car access
– Services specific to electric cars, such as support in the setup of charging infrastructures and remote monitoring of battery charge (essential to ensure that cars are properly recharged after each journey and that battery charge is sufficient for the next reservation)
“The new service provides a tailored, turnkey solution for companies interested in shrinking their car fleets’ carbon footprints while meeting their workforces’ transport needs,” comments Simon Rivier, marketing manager with Citroen Business France.
Market response to Citroen Business Connected, launched in France just a few weeks ago, is already positive. The first Citroen C-ZERO vehicles to take part in the new service will be delivered in early 2011.